The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 43 43 30
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.73% 0.41% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.55% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +49.12%
Test Automation
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
223 182 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 81.09% 74.59% 68.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 104 96
Median daily rate £338 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 16
Median hourly rate £20.75 £15.73 £10.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.95% +50.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.25 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leicestershire region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Leicestershire region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +3 1 - - 1
Test Automation
East Midlands

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicestershire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Build Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Quality Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) API Integration
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Build Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft